World Vision empowers communities as change agents


What makes this practice exemplary?

World Vision’s goal is that every child has an opportunity to live a full life. To contribute to the ministry’s goal of sustained well-being of children within their families and communities (especially the most vulnerable), World Vision partners with others to empower children and communities as change agents. For World Vision’s global impact on children based on a compilation of field child well-being reports, see the 2014 child well-being summary report, Building a Better World for Children.


Connection between local and national stakeholders with regional and global movements


Noteworthy is World Vision’s adoption of the post-2015 agenda, launched as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and known as Agenda 2030, which marks a new era in which advocacy is key in mainstreaming accountability. World Vision will continue to support national advocacy efforts, especially those that connect local and national stakeholders with regional and global movements and opportunities.


Performance indicators at the local level


The organisation’s Global National Office Dashboard (GNOD) includes an indicator for advocacy performance at the local level. At this level the indicator measures ‘the percentage of programmes where World Vision supports the community’s role to advocate’. The requirement is that advocacy is done by or with the community rather than for the community, ensuring there is meaningful community participation. With the opportunity that LEAP 3 (World Vision’s Design, Monitoring and Evaluation framework) provides to link local and national advocacy, it is expected there will be an increase in community participation at national-level forums.

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